On Monday, October 15th, Chicago Student Action will join college students across the country in a National Day of Action, demanding free public higher education as part of the #FreeCollege4All campaign.
Here in Chicago, we will be targeting three of the top players in student debt: Wells Fargo, Fannie May, and Bank of America.
We are protesting because our lives are in crisis. 44 million of us hold $1.5 trillion in student debt, and our universities are becoming increasingly beholden to corporate interests. By requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share by closing corporate tax loopholes, taxing high-volume financial transactions, and establishing estate taxes, the U.S. will have plenty of money to invest in education.
We are calling for a free public higher education policy that:
– meets the needs of ALL students, including those who are undocumented, formerly or presently incarcerated, or part-time
– abolishes and absolves student debt
– includes the cost of living and textbooks for low-income students
Join us on October 15th, as we bring the crisis to those who are creating it. We will meet at Bank of America in the West Loop (100 South Wacker Drive).